Miley - girls name

Miley name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Miley name meaning:

The name Miley is of American origin and is often considered a unisex name, although it is more commonly associated with girls. The meaning of the name Miley is debated, with different interpretations and theories. Some believe that Miley is derived from the Irish surname O'Maolmhuaidh, meaning "descendant of a devotee of Saint Maolmhuaidh." Others suggest that it could be a variant of the name Miles, meaning "soldier" or "merciful." Another theory is that Miley is a modern twist on the nickname Smiley, implying a cheerful and happy personality.

In recent years, the name Miley gained more popularity due to the American singer and actress Miley Cyrus, who rose to fame through her role in the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana." Her influence helped popularize the name, especially among girls. However, it is important to note that names can have different meanings and associations depending on the culture, personal experiences, and individual interpretations. Ultimately, the meaning of the name Miley can vary, and it is up to the individual or their family to decide what significance it holds for them.


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Overall UK ranking: 301 out of 5581

156 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (304)

Historical popularity of Miley

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Miley from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Miley in 2024